- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 19, 2016

Protesters were blocking a main highway leading to a Phoenix suburb where GOP front runner Donald rump was scheduled set to hold a campaign rally Saturday. 

Protesters parked their cars in the middle of the road and held banners with anti-Trump slogans and chanted “Trump is hate,” according to the Associated Press. 

The blockade caused a lengthy traffic pile up on the road leading into the Fountain Hills neighborhood.

Large crowds of Trump supporters had already lined up to get in to the rally where Mr. Trump is set to speak with Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. 

Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies were seen directing tow trucks to start hauling the violators away, according to a local CBS affiliate. 

In an interview, Sheriff Arpaio said he isn’t concerned about violence erupting at the park but that his officers are able to handle such situations. The town where the event is being held doesn’t have its own police department, and Sheriff Arpaio’s office provides police protection there.

“If they violate the law, they will go to the tents,” Sheriff Arpaio said, referring to his practice of jailing people outdoors in surplus military tents. “I will have my vans out there to transport people who violate the law.”

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